Top 10 Games of 2011: #5 Infamous 2
The original Infamous was one of my favorite games from 2009, so I had high expectations going into Infamous 2 and didn’t leave disappointed. What Infamous 2 does so well is that it does what any great sequel should do, improve upon the original in every aspect.
Everything about Infamous 2 is an improvement over the original and that says a lot because there wasn’t much wrong with the original to begin with. The world is bigger and more varied, the story and the way it’s presented has an overall higher quality to it, the characters are more likable and more developed, the controls are spot on and best of all there are a bunch of new powers to play around with.
Infamous 2 also brings back the morality system which is more impactful to the gameplay this time than in the original. Deciding to play as good or evil effects which new powers you can learn, and it also has results in different endings making a 2nd play through well worth it.
I’m trying to find some sort of fault to say about Infamous 2 but it’s really hard because the game is just so finely crafted. It’s one of my favorite games of the year and if you haven’t played it yet I can’t recommend it enough.